Wrong Way

Frozen poop pills?!? Yes, that is what they are using to treat Clostridium difficile, or C diff, a bacteria that when over abundant in the bowel causes debilitating diarrhea. Samples of feces from a healthy donor with a good bacterial balance in the bowel are put in capsules that are acid resistant and frozen. The capsule is acid resistant so it will not dissolve before carrying the good bacteria to the intestines where it is needed. It is frozen to make it easier for the patient to swallow. The treatment has been very successful and that is great, but I have one word for the Doctors involved: suppositories!
     Posted By: patty - Sun Oct 12, 2014
     Category: Drugs | Diseases | Disease | Nausea, Revulsion and Disgust





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Shame that they use a pill and not the classic american meal; a shit sandwich.

Also, that reminds me that the easiest way to tell the difference between and oral and anal thermometer is by taste.
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 10/13/14 at 12:57 AM
I don't know, Patty, there may, in fact, be an element of the entertainment world general population that may agree that an ennema would be ah.... more preferable butt if you can wrap it up tight I'll take the pill.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/13/14 at 01:25 AM
Both suppositories and enemas go into the colon, though; if C. diff. lives in the upper intestinal regions, they wouldn't reach it.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 10/13/14 at 04:52 AM
That may be true, Rich, butt think of all the fun they'd be missing out on.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/13/14 at 04:54 AM
It's an ancient Chinese remedy.
'Yellow soup' was made of fecal matter and water, which was drunk by the patient.
Nowadays we call it 'ignoring a beach advisory.'
Posted by tadchem on 10/13/14 at 07:20 AM
Patty, EEEEEEEWWWWWW! Just, EEEEWWWWW! sick shut eye
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/13/14 at 08:49 AM
Manure was a main ingredient used to make early gunpowder. Potassium nitrate, or saltpeter, was obtained by taking animal manure and letting it sit around for a while and decay. Then potassium nitrate crystals formed in the manure, and you could drain them off by washing water through the manure pile.

Personally I think certain restaurant's meals are more "explosive".
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/13/14 at 02:07 PM
Fecal transplant has been an option for treating C. Diff for a couple years, and they do have the option of introducing the feces via tube-- from either end-- but the tube requires more preparation and care. The 'pill'-- assuming it remains effective post-freezing-- is much gentler, requires fewer ancillary services (x-ray, technicians, supporting physicians, etc), and so would be generally preferred.
Posted by Justin in Orange County, CA, USA on 10/13/14 at 06:18 PM
A poop pill? What a crock!
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 10/13/14 at 06:42 PM
I think the treatment and the cure are about on a similar level of unpleasantness there.
Posted by Sebastian in NZ on 10/13/14 at 10:48 PM
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